SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker has explained he is content with a point from a 2-2 draw away at Banbury United on Tuesday.

James Dobson gave The Rebels the lead inside seven minutes at the Spencer Stadium, before Elliott Sandy levelled the scores midway through the first-half.

Chris Flood put the visitors back in front after the break, but a mistake from Nathan Smart allowed substitute Leam Howards to rescue a point for Banbury with a goal three minutes from time.

Speaking to the Observer, Baker said: “Banbury is a tough place to go. The last three times Jon Underwood and I have been there as managers we’ve lost.

“So I’m quite content with a point and delighted with four points from the last two matches.

“When you are 2-1 up in the last minutes to draw is disappointing, especially in the manner that we did, but it was a mistake from Nathan and he has been excellent this season.

“We will have to take it on the chin and move on. It is football and happens at every level, but in fairness it’s a good four points so we’re pretty pleased.

“We thought it would be tough, the pitch is not great at Banbury, and we had to put a shift in. It’s a game we probably would have lost last year.”

The point means Slough stand third in the Southern Premier Division table, five points behind leaders King’s Lynn Town but with two matches in hand.

The Rebels turn their attention to the FA Trophy and a third qualifying round tie away at Bostik Premier Division club Hendon this Saturday (3pm).

Baker said: “Hendon almost beat Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday night. It is a tough place to go and they also play on a 3G pitch, but it’s a different type to ours.

“We found it a difficult surface to play on in the last pre-season and it’s not up there with the best 3G pitches if I’m brutally honest.

“Hendon have got good players in attack so we know it will be a tough game but we will give it a real good go.”

He added: “The injured lads have been in for treatment and we will have to protect those that are fit. We hope to have one or two back for Saturday.

"We've got two games between now and the FA Cup so we don't want anything stupid like red cards or injuries."

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